Unveiling the Samsung Galaxy S24 Series in Kenya: Impressions

In a dazzling display of technological prowess, Samsung has officially launched its much-anticipated Galaxy S24 series during the first Unpacked event of the year. The series, comprising the Ultra, Plus, and the regular model, is set to redefine the smartphone landscape.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: A Visual Feast

The S24 Ultra boasts a sleek, flat design with boxy edges, reminiscent of its predecessor. The 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X QHD+ display, with a remarkable 2600 nits peak brightness, marks a significant improvement over the S23 Ultra. The Gorilla Glass Armor protection for both the front and back, coupled with a titanium frame, enhances the device’s durability.

Camera enthusiasts will be delighted with the Ultra’s 200MP main camera featuring OIS, capable of capturing stunning 8K videos. The versatile camera setup includes a 50MP periscope telephoto with 5X optical zoom, a 10MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP ultrawide lens supporting Super Steady video. The selfie camera, a 12MP gem shared across the series, adds finesse to 4K videos at 30fps and 60fps.

Under the hood, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 paired with 12GB RAM ensures a powerful performance, with storage options starting at 256GB. Running on Android 14 and OneUI 6.1, the Ultra promises up to 7 years of major Android OS support, potentially reaching Android 21.

The 5000mAh battery supports fast 45W charging, claiming to reach 65% from empty in under 30 minutes. Additional features include IP68 ingress protection, S Pen support, stereo sound, HDR10+, ultrasonic under-display fingerprint reader, Samsung DeX, and Bluetooth 5.3 support.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus: The Perfect Blend

The S24 Plus shares the stunning 2600 nits peak brightness with its Ultra counterpart. The 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X QHD+ display, protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, adds a touch of elegance. The aluminum frame complements the device’s durability.

Camera enthusiasts are in for a treat with the 50MP main camera, OIS-enabled, and capable of recording 8K videos. The 10MP telephoto with OIS and 3X optical zoom, along with the 12MP ultrawide lens, ensures a versatile photography experience.

The 4900mAh battery supports 45W fast charging, claiming a 65% charge in under 30 minutes. IP68 ingress protection and a variety of color options make the S24 Plus a compelling choice.

Samsung Galaxy S24: Compact Powerhouse

The regular S24, with a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X FHD display, maintains the stellar 2600 nits peak brightness. Sharing design elements with the Plus model, the S24 exudes sophistication with Gorilla Glass Victus protection and an aluminum frame.

Distinguishing itself with 8GB RAM and storage options starting at 256GB, the S24 mirrors the Plus model in processing power. The 4000mAh battery supports 25W fast charging, offering a 50% charge in under 30 minutes.

Galaxy AI: A Leap into the Future

Samsung introduced Galaxy AI, showcasing both on-device and cloud-based processing capabilities. With features like live translate calling, generative photo editing, and Note Assist for summarizing and translating notes, Galaxy AI heralds a new era of smartphone intelligence.

Pricing and Availability in Kenya: A Tempting Offer

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is now available for pre-order, with enticing offers for early birds. Prices range from Ksh 174,999 for the S24 to Ksh 276,999 for the top-tier S24 Ultra. Pre-orders come with exclusive rewards, including an upgrade to the 512GB storage version and access to Samsung Galaxy VIP services.

Financing and Trade-in Options: Affordable Luxury

Samsung has collaborated with financial partners to offer affordable financing options. ABSA credit card holders can enjoy repayments starting from Ksh 13,000 per month. Additionally, Samsung sweetens the deal by topping up to Ksh 20,000 for trade-in phones when upgrading to any Galaxy S24 series smartphone.

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